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11 Jan 2005

how long before i can fall pregnant after the pill
i have been on th epill since March 2003 and would now like to get pregnant, before then i was on it from 2000 and i stopped in 2002. i have had 3 abortions and was diagonised with ovarian cysts around Oct 2004 but they were very small, around 1.5cm.
i stopped the pill whilst i was on my last period and had sex from the 10th to the 16th day after then. how long does the pill last in one's system and is there something i could do to increase my chances?
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

Most women do not fall pregnant within the first three months of stopping the Pill. Thereafter your chances are the same as if you had never been on the Pill. If the cysts you describe are PCOS, this could be a problem.

Best wishes
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